Family Fun Day: Science Fiction

Arrive any time between 11.00am and 4.00pm, Saturday 2 June

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  • A 1970s illustration of a future space colony.

    A 1970s illustration of a future space colony. Art work by Rick Guidice

    Credit: Public Domain, via NASA
  • Enjoying hands-on science at the Ri

    Credit: Hugh Harper
  • Type

    Family Fun Day
  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Dan Plane


Standard £16

Concessions £10

Ri Members £7

Ri Young Members FREE!

Event description

Levitation, space travel and even creating life itself - science on TV and films is always one step ahead of real life, but how many of these cool things we see are actually possible? Join us for our next Family Fun Day where we will get hands on with the exciting science behind Frankenstein, Star Wars, Doctor Who and more. You'll never look at Science Fiction and Fantasy in the same way again!

Family Fun Day activities are suitable for 6-12 year olds though older and younger siblings are also very welcome. All under 18-year olds must be accompanied by an adult. 

Entrance for Ri Young Members is free, but please book your free place.

Please note

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

More details regarding the talks and activities at the event will be released in the coming weeks.

We advise booking tickets in advance because we have been known to sell out up to a week before the event.

About the Speaker

Dan Plane is a Science in Schools presenter for the Royal Institution and has worked in education for nearly 20 years. He's been a science communicator for the last 8 and his interest in all areas of science is ever growing. He especially enjoys bringing fun and excitement to the demonstrations he has been creating and performing in science centres and schools across the UK.

Dan is all about getting everyone, kids and adults alike, to explore the past, present, and future of science, and is especially proud to be a part of the rich history of science communication here at the Ri.

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